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    Do these sentences mean the same:
    1-He asked me where I had been.
    2-He asked me about where I had been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    Do these sentences mean the same:
    1-He asked me where I had been.
    2-He asked me about where I had been.
    I'd say yes. " about" is IMO superfluous.

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    I'd say he's after the name of the place in the first and information about the place in the second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    Do these sentences mean the same:
    1-He asked me where I had been.
    2-He asked me about where I had been.
    I agree with TDOL's distinction. :wink:

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